Bookings open for National OCT Conference

Topcon’s annual event offers a total of 13 CET points

19 Sep 2017 by Andrew McClean

Topcon has opened bookings for the National Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Conference 2017, which will be held at the Hilton London Paddington for the first time on 19–20 November.

Optometrists can gain a total of 13 CET points, based on attending seven lectures and two workshops. CET points are also on offer for contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians.

Professor Donald Hood will headline the conference, with international speakers, such as Dr Konstantinos Balaskas, Professor Christine Purslow and Professor David Henson also lined up.

The topics that will be covered, include: structural OCT and OCTA in the diagnosis of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), impact of the tear film on ocular imaging, and examining AMD using OCT – insights from a macular clinic optometrist.

The programme offers a range of skills and discussion workshops, such as Assessing the Vitreoretinal Interface with OCT, Advanced Detection and Monitoring of Glaucoma, and Scleral Lens Fitting with OCT.

Medical retinal consultant at St Thomas’ Hospital, Nigel Davies, and Dr Scott Mackie from Mackie Opticians will be amongst the lead facilitators for discussion sessions on clinical OCT cases with peers.

On the Sunday evening, entertainment will be provided by Professor Sunil Shah, who will give an account of his journey of discovery in Cambodia, titled: Could you make 500 blind people see in one week?

A Fib or Fact? – Tails of the unexpected quiz show with Catharine Chisholm, Simon Berry and Ben Turley will round the evening off. 


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